Gadsden City rolls past Grissom


Gadsden City’s Ahmad DeRamus escapes Grissom’s Will Christian during Friday night’s game in Huntsville (Photo by Sarah Cole | Al.com)


By John Ferry

Special to The Times

HUNTSVILLE — Thursday night’s game at Milton Frank Stadium left Gadsden City building on its momentum while Grissom is looking for more than just progress.

The Titans won the Class 6A, Region 7 game 42-8.

Dante Rudolph ran for two touchdowns and Ahmad DeRamus passed for two as Gadsden City, coming off an impressive win over powerhouse Clay-Chalkville, improved to 4-4 and 4-2.

First-year Gadsden City coach Matt Scott said his young and inexperienced team has been playing well lately.

“We start five sophomores on offense,” Scott said. “We played really well against Clay-Chalkville.”

The Titans scored three times in the first quarter. Rudolph scampered in from the 10 and the 36, and Tyrone Posey took an interception 45 yards.

In the second quarter, DeRamus threw scoring passes to Denzel Mooney from 34 yards and to Deveunte Blount from 2.

David Webb kicked a total of five extra points, and the Titans were up 35-0 at halftime.

In the third quarter Dazun Lindsey went in from the 1 and Parker Holland finished the Gadsden City scoring with his kick.

Grissom fell to 0-8 and 0-6.

“We’re all frustrated,” Grissom wide receiver Wen Burnette said. “We work hard every day. There’s no lack of effort at all. We want to see better results.”

Quarterback Christian Grospitch drove the Tigers 67 yards in 11 plays for their touchdown. Grospitch passed 20 yards to Burnette for the score with 7:34 to go.

Grospitch then ran for two points.

“We have lost quite a few guys,” Grospitch said. “We’ve had a few bad weeks. We need to build off this. I see a lot of potential and progress on this team.”

Grissom faces Albertville next week while Gadsden comes back north to take on Huntsville.